My journey to islam..

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Salam alaikum warahmatullah

I Found Allah!

I was always Catholic. My mom, to this day, is devout in her faith, and growing up, I never missed a day of church. She always took care to remind me that the Catholic faith was the best faith in the world, and that there was no religion more fulfilling.

But even with my faith, for the past three years or so, I’ve been struggling a lot. I’ve been depressed, self-harming, and inching closer to the brink of suicide every day. I’ve felt so alone.

Now, for a while, I’ve also been growing increasingly aware of Islam, and I’ve been trying to learn about it as much as I can (while keeping it hidden from my mother). Once I let Islam into my life, things started slowly making more sense.

And today, everything changed.

Tonight before bed, I came home feeling particularly lonely. I was at the end of my rope. Yet something moved me to kneel down in my room, put my forehead to the ground, and prayed to Allah.

I spoke to Him, and suddenly I opened up, and I cried my heart out to Him… I asked Him, “Why am I alone? Why do I feel so unwanted and unloved by everyone around me?”

I begged Him to show me the right path, and then, clear as day, I knew the answer. I knew the reason for my suffering. He allowed loneliness to enter my life so that I would turn to Him. He (subhanahu wa ta’ala) needed to show me that no matter how alone I felt, He would always be there, pouring His Love down on me. All of a sudden, my tears stopped flowing. I wasn’t in pain anymore.

Once I surrendered to Him all the pain i was carrying around in my heart, He filled it with His Love.

I know now, in my heart, that I belong to Allah.

I don’t know how or where to start this journey in faith, so In sha’Allah, the wonderful community on this page can support me, and help me grow and learn.

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German sister’s path to Islam

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German sister Fatima’s path to Islam

“Shortly after I was born, it became a “fashion” in Germany to quit membership of the Church—Catholic or Protestant—and become “gottglaubig” which means believing in God but actually signifies rather the contrary.

In fact when I was about seven years old, an elder girl told me that there was no God at all and as she seemed to me quite an authentic person and I had just learned that also Santa Claus is only an invention for children, turned all my interest towards this world. Yet the world at that time was far from being easily understandable for young people. There were bombs day after day, there was father who could come only now and then for just one day and mother who knitted gloves and socks for “our poor soldiers,” there was a big house in the neighborhood which was turned into a hospital for the wounded. When that was over, there were strange people who took away our house and American war-films started coming in which melted my heart. I was unable to judge who was right and who was wrong and everything looked cruel and senseless to me—there were a thousand whys to which nobody could give a satisfactory answer. I started to be on the outlook for God yet hard though I tried I could neither find Him in Catholicism nor Protestantism nor with Jehova’s Witnesses.

The road nearer to God in these religions was barred for me through the fact that all of them had doctrines in which to believe I found impossible, and injunctions to follow which strictly seemed to me impracticable. And how could I accept a faith in which I knew from the very outset that I would be tortured by self accusation for my own imperfection?

It is still a miracle for me that of all girls, I was the one to meet a young European who had already embraced Islam seven years before. The very first time we met I happened to enquire about his religion and when I learned that it was Islam I asked him to tell me more about it. I was a great sceptic at that time due to the disappointments I had had with other religions, yet when he explained to me the meaning of the word ‘Muslim’, i.e., one who out of free will surrenders himself to God’s Commandments, something started waking up within me. Then he went on to explain to me that all men, animals, plants and everything else in this universe is already Muslim compulsorily because they would destroy themselves if they would not follow God’s laws in matters such as eating, drinking, procreation and so on. Man alone, so he said, is in a position to accept Islam also spiritually, apart from the material sphere where he practically does not have a free choice but has to follow his inborn urges as animals and plants.

It was the wonderful logic, the pure commonsense in all Islamic teachings which attracted me so much, in the first few fundamental doctrines about which I learned as much as in the books I read in the following years small though the stock of unbiased Islamic literature in German language is. Apart from the help of the young Muslim he now is my husband—who never got tired of explaining things to me and answering all my questions. Muhammad Asad’s book “The Road to Mecca” made me understand the deep meaning behind all Islamic injunctions and thus helped me most while I was on my way to become a Muslimah.”

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The Six Nations – Polish, Bengali, Zimbabwean, English, Caribbean and Sri Lankan. Five and a half Reverts enjoying dinner in Hyson Green, Nottingham.

The Nottingham Islam Information Centre will help empower and mentor the future reverts of UK…Insha’Allah.

“Islam Kills Racism.”  – Malcolm X

True love and Halal marragie

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Love for the sake of Allah and Halal Marraige, Happy Life In Sha Allah

Coz when u please ur creator what else u want? I mean can’t he make/keep u happy?

New muslim brother Andrew Abd’Allah Houck from USA.

May Allah swt bless us with pious life partners who makes closer to Allah swt and remembrance of Akhirah (life after death). In Sha Allah 🙂

Sister Victoria’s journey to islam

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Asalamualaikum My name is Victoria
I first started learning about Islam in February  2014 the Day was about to come. I identified as a Wiccan but it never felt right to me. It never felt strong. I was so intrigued by Islam. I first started learning about the hijab, niqab, burqa, etc and then I started learning about the religion as a whole and what it was and what Muslims believed in.During this process, I met my beautiful Muslim friend, Shaza, through the World Hijab Day page. She has been so much help to me in my journey.

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4th year of revert …

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Today marks 4 years that I have been a Muslim. I took shahada on April 5 2012. I never imagined I would be a Muslim which goes to show Allah swt is the best of planners. I never would have planned this for my life if Allah swt hadn’t softened my heart and opened up my eyes. I am so thankful for that every single moment. #alhamdulillah #4years

Can we all take a moment to say #alhamdulillah for Allah’s guidance and mercy and perfect planning?

(Continued via The Texas Muslimah)